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Dedication Ceremony, Grissom AFB, And Lafayette, Indiana 1968/05/09 - 1968/05/12


Published May 9, 1968


"Covers dedication ceremonies at Grissom AFB, formerly Bunker Hill AFB, in honor of the late astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom. Dignitaries include Mrs. Grissom, her sons and brother-in-law; Lt Gen Austin J. Russell, astronaut Leroy G. Cooper, and Asst Secy of AF Thomas N. Nielsen. Includes aerobatics by Dick Schram (Piper Super Cub), Bob Hoover (P-51) and Thunderbirds (F-100Ds).

Reel 1, 952': ROLL: P-1.
1) SPs and sentry dogs in enclosure.
2) Spectators viewing B-58A, F-111A, B-52, C-141A, and T-38A on display.
3) SAC Drill Team performing. 196' ROLL: P-2.
4) Karate demonstration. 388' ROLL: P-3.
5) AF Academy Drum and Bugle Corps playing.
6) Spectators.
7) Gordon Pipers (bagpipe band) playing and marching. 577' ROLL: P-4.
8) Purdue University Band playing. 9) Spectators.
10) Members of US Army Golden Knights parachute team descending to flight line. 763' ROLL: P-5.
11) Dedication ceremonies with introduction of Mrs. Betty Grissom, her sons and brother-in-law, Lt Gen Russell, and other guests, followed by speeches.
12) Spectators at ceremonies.

Reel 2, 957': ROLL: 62D-2027.
1) Mechanical Engineering building, Administration building, and Grissom Hall at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.
2) Former home of astronaut Grissom.
3) Sign: GRISSOM AFB 305th BOMB WING. 191' ROLL: M62D-2028.
4) Gate and sign: GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE.
5) Building and sign: GRISSOM INN. 6) AF Academy Drum and Bugle Corps playing and marching. 384' ROLL: M62D-2029.
7) Gordon Pipers playing and marching. 577' ROLL: M62D-2031.
8) Dedication ceremonies with speeches by Asst Secy Nielsen, Mrs Grissom, Col Cooper and others.
9) Flyovers of KC-135A with B-58A in refueling position and B-58A. 767' ROLL: M62D-2032.
10) Aerobatics by Dick Schram in his Super Cub.
11) Aerobatics by Bob Hoover in his P-51.

Reel 3, 757': ROLL: M62D-1401. 1) SAC Drill team performing.
2) Karate demonstration. 188' ROLL: M62D-1402.
3) AF Academy Drum and Bugle Corps playing.
4) Spectators. 375' ROLL: M62D-HO3.
5) SPs and sentry dogs in enclosed area.
6) Spectators viewing B-58A, F-111A, C-141A, B-52 and F-84 on display.
566' ROLL: M62D-1404.
7) HA aircraft display area, spectators and dedication ceremonies.

Reel 4, 764': ROLL: P-6.
1) MCUs Col Cooper, Mrs. Grissom, sons and brother-in-law, Lt Gen Russell, Asst Secy Nielsen and others on platform.
2) Flyovers of KC-135A with B-58A in refueling position, and B-58A.
3) Super Cub taxiing out, and aerobatics by Dick Schram. 195' ROLL: P-7.
4) Aerobatics by Schram in his Super Cub.
5) Aerobatics by Hoover in his P-51. 387' ROLL: M62D-2030.
6) Dedication ceremonies, introducing Mrs. Grissom, sons, and brother-in-law, Col Cooper and others.
580' ROLL: M62D-2033.
7) F-100D Thunderbird aerobatics."
National Archives Identifier: 71865


Run time 39 minutes 55 seconds
Producer United States. Department of the Air Force
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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